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    I am in the process of helping someone build a kayak ergometer. We are
    looking for answers to the following questions if anyone can help please.

    1. Width of the boat at the place where the paddler puts his blade into the
    water; or perhaps more accurately said: At what distance from the boat
    center line does a paddler put his blade into the water ?
    2. What is the distance (min., max.) longitudinally between this point and
    the lowest point of the foot stretcher ?
    3. The same for the distance between the lowest point of the foot stretcher
    and the centre of the seat.
    4.What is the distance between the paddle and the center line of the boat at
    the centre of the seat position ?
    5.What does a kayak weigh ?
    6. What is the length L1 (and/or range of) the cylindrical part of the
    paddle between the blades, and what the blade length L2, assuming that the
    total paddle length is L1 +2*L2 ?
    7. What is the height differential between the lowest point of the foot
    stretcher and the lowest point of the seat ?
    8.What is (the range of ) inclination of the foot stretcher ?
    9.Could you provide me with a cross section to scale of a kayak at the
    centre of the seat, with the position of the water line, and the seat height
    relative to the waterline ?
    An answer on any (or preferably all ) of these questions would be most

    I hope in time this will improve kayak ergometry.

    I will post the summary to this listing.

    Apologies for multiple postings.

    Danny Rutar
    National Coaching and Training Centre
    University Of Limerick
    Ph: +353 6120289 FX: +35361338174

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